The official group for the 2009 30 Days to a Better Man Project.
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Started by Brett McKay. Last reply by Cody Jun 8.
Well. Here goes. To you gentlemen here, I pledge to hold myself to this challenge as much as my active duty military schedule permits. Especially with an upcoming move to Fort Carson, Colorado in the next few weeks. I will do my best amidst the chaos to take the time each day to perform that days task and reflect on myself as a man. I'm at a point in my early 20's where such reflection is needed. A newly minted Sergeant in the Armor Corps, a new husband and father to be. For those I love, am committed to constant improvement.
I think something really interesting occurred to me. I completed the first task on Day 1 (the day before yesterday), but yesterday I didn't get time to do Day 2 task, which was my bad and lack of control my time. Today I was out with a friend and I noticed my shoes were not shining (it was interesting that I didn't notice it until today), and it does not look good. Back home I thought I'd made up Day 2 task and surprisingly it is "Shine your shoes"!
It's late today so I will have my shoes shone tomorrow. And I realized one of the difficult features regarding this 30-day training is that keeping the pace, one task each day. A good cultivation of persistence. I will try not to miss the "Today's task" in future.
Yesterday I completed Day 2: Shine Your Shoes. I a pair of brown leather dress shoes and a par of black leather work boots. I shined both pair to a beautiful glossy finish. Hadn't ever shined my work boots before, and I must say it's something I am going to start doing regularly. Really digged the end result.
I just began my personal values assessment and considering that I have been on this planet for over a half a century and this is the very first time I have ever actually wrote about my thoughts and feelings I am realizing how difficult it is.
We're glad to have you Brandon!
Day 2: Shoe Shining
I picked up all of the items from Walmart for about 10 bucks. It took me about half an hour to shine a pair, but I'm pleased with the end result.
Did this one yesterday, but had to postpone the post due to my pending membership. Glad to have found this site and the 30 day challenge. I enjoy things like this.
Day 1: Virtues
All of these are virtues that I feel I should strive to reach, yet thus far in life I have failed to do so. Mabey writing them down will help me, or at least help me dictate my actions in a better manner than I have in the past.
Shoes shined for Day 2 mostly because I have uniform inspection tomorrow but nonetheless...shined.
To all insterested in the 2013 30 day challenge, I have created a discussion HERE: http://community.artofmanliness.com/forum/topics/30-days-version-2013
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